GHI (EmblemHealth) Health Insurance Covers Urolift for BPH for Men in NYC.

by Dr. Alex Shteynshlyuger, a board-certified urologist, and specialist in the treatment of enlarged prostate and complex urinary problems using minimally invasive approaches.   He is one of the first urologists in the US and NYC to offer Urolift as a treatment for enlarged prostate.

If you have any questions, to schedule a consultation for Urolift or if you need a second opinion, please contact us or call: (646) 663-4044

Urolift system for Enlarged Prostate

Urolift for Treatment of BPH

Urolift Procedure – GHI Insurance Coverage.

EmblemHealth / GHI makes it difficult to get a proven treatment option for their patients.   We expect GHI to relax their Urolift policy soon and start covering this procedure.   

We work on behalf of our patients with GHI and EmblemHealth to approve and pay for the Urolift procedure for our patients.

We establish the patient’s eligibility for the Urolift procedure through a thorough evaluation.   If necessary, we appeal a denial of coverage to NYS Department of Insurance when GHI does not want to pay for Urolift.

At New York Urology Specialists, we can perform the Urolift procedure for men with EmblemHealth regardless of their mailing address.  All procedures are performed in our office in New York City or affiliated surgical center. 

Treatment with Urolift takes about 15 minutes (about 1 hour with preparation). Men traveling from all boroughs of New York City, NJ, CT, Long Island and upstate can come to New York Urology Specialists for treatment.

Does EmblemHealth Cover Urolift Procedure?

 EmblemHealth will soon start to cover Urolift for patients who are insured by GHI / EmblemHealth. 

Urolift is covered by most insurances, GHI is expected to start covering the procedure soon.  for men over age 50.  For younger men, insurance pre-authorization will be necessary to establish coverage from AETNA.

We offer personalized treatment options for BPH for men with symptoms of enlarged prostate.

Why Choose New York Urology Specialists for Treatment of Enlarged Prostate (BPH) with Urolift?

  • All treatment is performed by a Board-certified urologist experienced in treating men with symptoms of BPH using medical therapy, Urolift, lasers, and open surgery.
  • We offer BPH treatment options under local anesthesia which avoids the risks, costs, and recovery from general anesthesia. Most men are able to return to office work and other normal activities the next day.

Excellence-Urology_Care VasectomyWhen it comes to experience and innovation – New York Urology Specialists are a step ahead.  Better Science Means Better Care.  We specialize in minimally invasive highly effective treatment for symptoms of enlarged prostate and BPH using the Urolift procedure for BPH. Many treatment procedures are performed in the convenience and privacy of office settings under local anesthesia.

If you have any questions, to schedule a consultation or if you need a second opinion, please contact us or call: 646-663-4044


Medicare and major insurances accepted. We offer affordable rates and financing options.

Schedule an Appointment with Dr. Shteynshlyuger:

Call today: 646-663-4044 or make an appointment online

Dr. Alex Shteynshlyuger is a fellowship trained board-certified urologist with expertise in evaluation and treatment of urinary problems in men.  He uses modern effective and proven treatment methods including Urolift for BPH.  He is highly recommended by top primary care physicians in the New York area.

He has successfully performed hundreds of prostate procedures in adults. Urolift procedures are performed in the office under local anesthesia, in a surgical center and affiliated hospitals under anesthesia.

If you or someone you know has been experiencing urological symptoms, make an appointment to take advantage of Dr. Shteynshlyuger’s expert advice. Please feel free to Contact Us with any questions.


If you have any questions, to schedule a consultation or if you need a second opinion, please contact us or call: (646) 663-4044

We offer affordable, highest-quality urology care with or without insurance.   Find out our office hours or directions to our office. We offer weekday, weekend, and evening office hours.